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  1. Wahls protocol and acne.

    I ran into this earlier in my investigation over how to overhaul my diet (yep, I'm in the needing-to-do-this space). Really briefly, my diet has progressed, or gone in the general direction from eating processed foods and towards a more paleo-inspired way of understanding food and consuming it wisely and with knowledge. That journey brought me to the Wahls protocol, and in this video (I linked to a summary). Dr. Wahls describes how she's defeated multiple sclerosis by responding with a plan to feed her mitochondria through the consumption of organ meats and vegetables. This is done with the intent of reducing inflammation. It's significantly in line with how paleo diets are done, I'm assuming. There's a book on Amazon about it: "The Wahls Protocol: [...]". I'd like to start with my dietary mini-overhaul there. My question is- while the diet isn't exactly optimized for acne, would it help, have things stay the same, or make things worse? I just see things like antioxidants, and a diet built around helping mitochondria function optimally, which purportedly improves sleep and general quality of life. Can't help but feel it'll eradicate acne (or be an aide in that goal) but even though I'll go with the diet anyway, I want to hear critical perspectives if anyone is willing to offer them. Actually paging through the intro, this might really help w/ acne since the diet targets inflammation (at least partially--an assumption on my part). I wanted to link to the introduction directly from the book. Paging @alternativista Keywords: insulin resistance, blood sugar levels, reduction of inflammatory molecules, intersection of diet and lifestyle, homemade yoghurt from kefir/coconut milk; gardening, composting, and foraging for wild food; nutrient dense, less inflammatory.